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The student news site of Linganore High School

The Lance

The student news site of Linganore High School

The Lance

The Frederick County Council held a budget meeting on May 30 at  Winchester Hall in downtown Frederick.

Dire budget situation forces FCPS to cut valuable programs

by Alexis Hardy June 1, 2023

As the 2022-2023 school year draws to a close, students and teachers alike look forward to relaxing summer breaks and having fun with family and friends.  But for some, what should be a relaxing period...

Two of the AP classes offered at Linganore High School are AP World History and AP Psychology, which both have hefty textbooks.

Exam crunch time: Do fall AP classes disadvantage students under FCPS block schedule?

May 30, 2023

As students approach the end of the school year, they also approach the chaotic, 30-day period of school-wide testing that is more commonly referred to as May. One group of tests the most anxiously...

Howard County Board of Education works out a new bus schedule for their upcoming school year which will feature new school start times.

Howard County Board of Education decides to change its school schedule in hopes of keeping kids energized for school

by Delaney Browne, Reporter April 19, 2023

Science shows that it is important for minors to get at least eight hours of sleep a night. Sadly, early school hours and late nights make this near impossible. Many say that it is important to keep...

An example of a student assignment with only the name written. If the new FCPS policy were to pass, students could do this and receive half credit.

“A slap to the face”: Teachers resist proposed FCPS grading policy

by Emily Rice, Managing Editor January 10, 2023

Imagine studying for hours on end for the biggest test of the semester. The test begins, and you immediately start scribbling down your answers. The time ticks down and students turn in their tests until...

Elizabeth Rajnik, Sammie Hoefs, and Dan Golemboski, receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

Colleges are requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for the 2021-2022 school year: High schools should follow suit

by Nikki Golemboski and Elizabeth Rajnik April 23, 2021

Imagine: all students walk into the building on their first day of school, the sun slowly rising behind them. Lunch boxes in hand and smiles hidden by masks, students are excited to be back in the building...

Gaggle and GoGuardian are committed to tackling the epidemic of suicide.

Suicide prevention software: The privacy trade-off saves lives

by Elizabeth Rajnik, Editor-in-Chief March 24, 2021

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among high-school teens. A 2019 CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) survey found that one in five (18.8%) youths have seriously considered suicide,...

Drupal “suns” on a rock in one of the exhibits in the laboratory.

Remembering Drupal 2006-2021: An iguana that changed our lives

by Alex Dembeck and Dalton Markel March 1, 2021

Imagine being an elementary school student, getting off the bus to go on a field trip. You walk inside, not only to be greeted by the staff, but also by their friendly, free-range sand-colored iguana....

Is 80 minutes too much time to be in virtual class or just enough?

Long Google Meets: Do they crush or help student learning?

by Emily Lotito, Managing Editor November 30, 2020

Burning eyes, stiff neck, and wandering attention. Eighty minutes can seem like five hours when students are in a Google Meet. While sixty minute Meets were do-able, 80 minutes is too long. Frederick...

Raeda Zeitoon talks with office secretary Sharon Smith.

From Palestine to Linganore (with many stops along the way): New assistant principal Raeda Zietoon becomes a Lancer!

by Emily McNally and Maya Apau February 26, 2020

Ohio, Israel, California, Germany, and Maryland are influences in the journey that led new assistant principal Raeda Zietoon to join our Tribe.  Zeitoon is replacing Nancy Boyenton, who retired in...

Daryl Boffman talks to journalism about his career as Executive Director of Public Affairs for FCPS.

Boffman shares leadership and communication wisdom with Lancer Media

by Madeline Hull, Editor December 20, 2019

Daryl Boffman is not afraid to speak his mind, but he also cautions the public that social media is not the place to rant. He knows this first-hand because social media and FCPS is one area that Boffman...

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